Henry Croswell et al. in West Hackney Parish Church, Hackney, London - 22 April, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 103:

 O[rgan]. –Middling and well played.

C[hoir]. –Ten men and twelve boys.  Are they paid?  There was an Anthe[m] and good singing.

 [The congregation numbered] 1100 –  It is a middle class congregation.


cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547204093160 accessed: 18 April, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: West Hackney Parish Church, Hackney, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of West Hackney Parish Church

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:54:53 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:07:08 +0100